Monday was my weigh in day and this week I lost 3lbs! Even I was surprised at this. That means that I have lost 3 - 3.5lbs each week except for one. That is pretty amazing and I don't think I could ever ask for or expect better results from a diet plan. That puts me at a total of 17lbs lost on Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure Carb Swapping program.
Despite the wonderful weightloss, I had a few challenges this week:
1. I ate out, ordered a Shrimp Fajita salad and the food came coated in a honey like sauce. But I ate it since I was really hungry
2. I experienced the most stress since I started the plan, thanks to some mixed results on a medical test that will take even more tests to finally clear up. But it will be cleared up and I didn't eat off plan at all.
3. I threw a party for my son's birthday complete with a homemade Chocolate cake. But I didn't even take a lick, which was a little harder than I thought since its messy business.
I also keep thinking about these 15lbs I gained this summer that put me at my heaviest weight ever. I can't seem to get out of my mind, "if only I hadn't gain that extra weight, then this 17lbs loss would have really gotten me somewhere!". Now I'm only back to "normal overweight weight", which is annoying.
I was complaining about this to my Husband and he said instead I should be thankful for those final 15lbs. Because if they hadn't have come along and attached themselves to my hips and stomach, I might have kept with the status quo and never taken the actions that lead me here. I needed something shocking and scary, which for me was getting close to 200lbs, to make me DO SOMETHING. It is really true! Without those stupid 15lbs, I would be my "normal overweight weight" but without a plan, still addicted to sugar and artificial sweeteners.
So today I am going to be thankful for those extra pounds, that I have now said goodbye to, a realize it happened for a reason. The next 17lbs I lose are going to mean so much more to me and maybe be harder to lose, as I've been holding on to them for a long time now. Its also got me thinking that I can and will lose more than the 40lbs I had originally planned. And I never could have imagined that!